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Money, Politics and Democracy Depraved

George Mitrovich | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

I believe in government, which is established through the means of politics. The government we get and the political means by which it is derived is imperfect, and to expect perfection from either is overly idealistic or dangerously ignorant.

Senate Democrats In Doomed Push To Limit Campaign Funds

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' fin...

Grimes Tops McConnell In Latest Fundraising Quarter

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) raised more than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the first three months of 2...

Pro-Obama Group Brings In Almost $6 Million Since January

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group backing President Barack Obama's policy and political priorities raised nearly $6 million during the first three months of 2014. ...

State Senator Quits Amid Bachmann Controversy

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa state senator resigned Wednesday after a special investigator found it likely he violated ethics r...

Campaign Money and Hurricane Sandy: A Perfect Storm

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Julie Bergman Sender

Political fundraising surpassed $2 billion in October. Don't we think that all of these political funds should start flowing freely to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy?

6 Great Books About Money In Politics

Posted 09.06.2012 | Books

Last week, we ran some expert-recommended books about money in politics. For this week's Democratic convention, we picked out some other great readin...

Money Is Corrupting Our Elections -- It Can Be Stopped

Ed Koch | Posted 06.24.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

When the New York Leadership for Accountable Government committee meets, I will provide it with all my energy and experience to help bring to the state of New York what New York City has already adopted.

7 Minutes in Heaven with the Strange Bedfellows of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Barack Obama, and More

Washington Spectator | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Washington Spectator

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Newt... One Toke Over the Line

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

Sometimes in life, we have to laugh to keep from crying. I was hit with one of those moments when I heard the now infamous "kosher meal" robocall from...

Lessons I've Learned From Maine Clean Elections

Andy O'Brien | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Andy O'Brien

Money may talk, but it shouldn't buy our democracy and here in Maine, we have proven that there's a better way.

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren Catches Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's looking like former consumer advocate and Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has the golden touch when it comes to fun...

Good News For Scott Brown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown's (R-Mass.) campaign raised an impressive $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, bringing his total cash on hand to $12.8 millio...

Millionaires Far More Likely To Contact Congress, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Jordan Howard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

People with a median wealth of at least $7.5 million are far more likely to have contacted their member of Congress than the average person, a new stu...

GOP Candidate: 'There Are Just Some Things That I Will Not Do'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

GREENLAND, N.H. — Jon Huntsman is defiant, even as his presidential campaign limps along. "I don't care whether you're Republican, whether you'...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Hauls In Huge Amount Of Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama continues to dominate in fundraising as it pulled in $70.1 million from 600,000 donors...

Dianne Feinstein On Kinde Durkee Scandal: 'I Was Wiped Out Too'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said her campaign funds were "wiped out" by Kinde Durkee, a longtime Democratic campaign treasurer who was arrested b...

Angle: Racking up Millions as She Spreads Islamophobia

Jehan S. Harney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jehan S. Harney

Sharia (meaning legislation in English) is simply the rules that govern the lives of Muslims from daily prayers and fasting to inheritance. Sharia does not -- and never will -- apply to non-Muslims.

Republican Funding Surge Provides Crucial Advantage

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fueled by a surge of outside money, Republicans have begun gunning for Democratic House seats once considered safe and beyond GOP reach -- a drive tha...

Make Me Do It

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Your leader may not be who you hoped that he was, but even if he were, do you expect anyone to transform the system by himself? Leaders respond to pressure, to an aroused public.

Forget Campaign Finance, Let's Have Free Elections

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Samuels

The Supreme Court has ruled that money is a form of speech, and corporations are people; however, all is not lost, and the future might hold out the possibility for truly free and open elections.